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Smallpox abating. 

Mr. James Sanderson, clerk of general board of health and quaran- 
tine board, reports as follows : 

Barbados, December 20, 1902. 

Since the 5th instant 10 cases of smallpox have occurred, being 16 
less than in the previous fortnight, and there have been 2 deaths and 
65 discharges, leaving 58 under treatment last night. The total num- 
ber of cases and deaths to date, from the 13th instant last, have been 
1,393 and 112, respectively. 

The Surgeon General. 

Beports from Bahia. 

Consul H. W. Purniss reports from Bahia, as follows : 

Bahia, Brazil, December 8, 1902. 

For the week ended December 6, 1902, there were reported in Bahia 
80 deaths. The causes of death were the following : Apoplexy, 1 ; 
arterio-sclerosis, 1 ; beriberi, 3 ; bronchitis, 1 ; cirrhosis of liver, 5 ; 
diarrhea and dysentery, 3 ; eclampsia, 1 ; enteritis, 1 ; malarial fevers, 
5 ; typhoid, 2 ; gangrene, 1 ; gastritis, 6 ; hepatitis, 2 ; meningitis. 1 ; 
Bright's disease, 2 ; nephritis, 3 ; stillborn, 4 ; pneumonia, 2 ; syphilis, 
1 ; tetanus, infantile, 2 ; tuberculosis, 4, and from other causes 29. 
During the week there have been reported 6 cases of smallpox, but no 

December 15, 1902. 

For the week ended December 13, 1902, there were reported in Bahia 
79 deaths. The causes of death were the following : Apoplexy, 3 ; 
arterio-sclerosis, 3 ; beriberi, 2 ; bronchitis, 3 ; diarrhea and dysentery, 
5; enteritis, 1; malarial fevers, 7; gastritis, 7 ; meningitis, 2; Bright's 
disease, 1 ; nephritis, 1 ; stillborn, 4 ; peritonitis, 3 ; infantile tetanus, 
1 ; tuberculosis, 11, and from other causes, 25. There has been no 
increase in the number of cases of smallpox beyond the 6 reported last 

The Surgeon-General. 


Inspection of immigrants at Quebec. 

St. John,' Canada, January 6, 190$. 
Asst. Surg. W. C. Billings reports as follows for the week ended 
January 3, 1903 : Immigrants inspected, 956 ; passed, 923 ; detained, 33. 
The Surgeon-General. 

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